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30 May 2023 - 31 May 2023
Lorient, France
Innov'Sail B2B

Innov'Sail 2023

INNOV’SAIL 2023 is organized by Ecole Navale, the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly, the Eurolarge Innovation programme supported by Bretagne Développement Innovation.

Every three years since its creation in 2008 by the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly and the Ecole Navale, INNOV´SAIL International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts and Sail-Assisted Ship Propulsion has brought together the world’s leading experts in the field of sailing research.

The conference venue of this 6th edition, to be held in Lorient, France, 29-31 May 2023 is the Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly, in the heart of the Bretagne Sailing Valley, home of many high-technology yachting and competitive sailing industries as well as racing teams.

Over three days, the conference will provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological research and its application in the complex field of sailing on the topics of wind assisted ship propulsion as well as competitive sailing.

INNOV’SAIL 2023 will offer a unique opportunity to scientists, naval architects, engineers, sailors, ship owners, sail makers, ship and yacht builders, rig specialists and others involved in this fascinating and challenging field to come together to share skills and know-how.

Particular emphasis will be on technological and knowledge transfer between both racing and wind-assisted ships, as well as between academia and industry. The event will also facilitate meetings and the discovery of local or international partners companies.

B2B Meetings

In parallel of the main event's conference cycle, the Enterprise Europe Network team is organizing two B2B meetings sessions. The goal is to allow actors to exchange and discuss about their business, their research or their innovation projects. During the event the meetings will take place at the Baleine Déshydratée, a restaurant located next to the main event's venue. After the event, the B2B platform will remain available for a short period of time for online meetings.

Scheduled sessions

  • May 30th : On-site or hybrid B2B meetings session #1 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (CET)
  • May 31st : 
    • On-site or hybrid B2B meetings session #2 - 9:30 am to 12:30 am (CET)
    • On-site or hybrid B2B meetings session #3 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (CET)
  • June 1st : Online B2B meetings session #1 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (CET)
  • June 2nd : Online B2B meetings session #2 - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (CET)

Registration schedule

  • Registration phase from March 20th to May 31st
  • Meetings booking from May 8th to June 4th

Registration will remain possible until the last day of the main event. Booking will remain available until the end of the last online B2B meetings session.

This platform is brought to you by Bretagne Développement Innovation, member of Enterprise Europe Network

Closed since 31 May 2023
Cité de la voile Eric Tabarly, Rue Roland Morillot
56323 Lorient, France
Organised by
France 19
Netherlands 3
Germany 3
United States 2
United Kingdom 2
China (Hong Kong) 1
Finland 1
Italy 1
New Zealand 1
Australia 1
Denmark 1
Total 35